National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive Diseases Scientists Define 21 New Genes Associated with Crohn's Disease

Published: Jul 22, 2008

NIH -- A consortium of researchers from the United States, Canada, and Europe has identified 21 new genes for Crohn’s disease, a chronic disease of the large and small intestines. This discovery, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), brings the total number of known genes associated with Crohn’s disease to more than 30 and advances understanding of causes and potential avenues to develop new treatments.

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